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Sonata Arctica Begin Recordings, Dates Confirmed

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Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA have commenced the recording sessions for the follow-up to 2003's "Winterheart's Guild", due later in the year through Spinefarm Records.

In other news, SONATA ARCTICA drummer Tommy Portimo became the father of a "beautiful little baby girl" (46 cm, 2950 g) early in the morning on Saturday, March 6. "Both the child and the mother are doing well," according to a post on the band's web site. "The whole SONATA camp congratulates the parents and warmly welcomes the first newcomer of our 'extended family'!"

In live news, Sonata Arctica have confirmed the following festival appearances:

July
16 - Tuska Open Air Festival - Helsinki, Finland
31 - Gates Of Metal Festival - Hulsfred, Sweden

August
19 - Summer Breeze Festival - Abtsgmund, Germany

September
4 - Bloodstock Festival - Derby, UK

Source: bravewords

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